An open letter to US Senator Todd Young

Dear Senator Young

Let’s be honest with each other. Trump is a shallow pond with no desire to objectively study or understand any issue because he alone already knows how everything works. His ignorance of global economics is yet another manifestation of his stunning superficiality.

Free trade works, and launching a discretionary trade war with China is, as Senator Sasse has had the courage to say, “is nuts.”[1] Mr. Young, I am a native Hoosier and you are my senator. The threat of tariffs on soybeans will hit Indiana hard.. VERY hard. And, the cost of everyday items – the stuff we “common people” buy will also go up. Does Trump know how much a new washing machine or television costs? Do you?

My question to you is how long are you planning to remain silent and implicitly support a president that is pursuing his own irrational, destructive agenda? He is NOT a republican, so why are you sitting on the sidelines as I watch my retirement fund drop on a daily basis.

The facts are the president inherited a strong economy and now he’s screwing it up… and for absolutely no reason except to feed his insatiable, narcissistic ego, and to gin up his white nationalist, xenophobic base. Please tell me you see that for what it is and that you are not a part of his tribal, jingoistic agenda. Yes, Hoosiers tend to be conservative, but we’re not complete idiots either.

People really do vote their pocketbooks, and when they realize how much the president has consistently lied to them, they will vote against those who were in a position to stop him and did nothing. Senator Young, I implore you to get off the bench and get in the game to protect Hoosiers and protect America. Isn’t that in the oath you swore when you took office?

I believe history will show that one of the greatest domestic enemies our country ever faced was Donald Trump. What will you tell your grandchildren you did to protect the country from him?

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“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

 

Fellow Hoosiers, here is contact information for Senator Young. Let him know what you think.

Web form: https://www.young.senate.gov/contact/email-todd

400 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
P. 202-224-5623

46 East Ohio Street
Suite 462
Indianapolis, IN 46204
P. 317-226-6700

3602 Northgate Court
Suite 15
New Albany, IN 47150
P. 812-542-4820

101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Suite 110
Evansville, IN 47708
By Appointment Only

1300 South Harrison Street
Suite #3161
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
By Appointment Only

 

[1] https://www.marketwatch.com/story/republican-senator-on-trumps-latest-tariff-threat-this-is-nuts-2018-04-05

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One thought on “An open letter to US Senator Todd Young

  1. sherryweinstein

    Powerful. I want to hang this from every billboard, church steeple, red barn, and school across country. The truth is terrifying because it’s true. So true in fact, it actually could make a good movie. I think that’s the last thing any of us really want to admit – or even just privately believe.

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